8 incredible emerging destinations in America

1. For Modern Art And Award-Winning Food: Baltimore, Maryland

While Baltimore may have made its name as one of America’s most important port cities in the 1700s, today the Charm City is experiencing one of the largest millennial booms in the country, with a growing class of entrepreneurs and artists. As a result, the city has a thriving food, drink and art scene.

2. For Wilderness And Adventure: Mammoth Lakes, California

Most visitors to California make a beeline for SoCal beaches, but those looking for an outdoor adventure combining picturesque scenery with excellent culinary options should make time for Mammoth Lakes, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

3. For Arts Districts And Craft Beer: Dallas, Texas

Austin has long been favoured as Texas’ hip city escape, but visitors who head north to Dallas will discover a city with a flourishing arts scene, as well as some of the state’s best bars and restaurants.

4. For Jazz And Art Deco Architecture: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Emerging destinations in America for 2024 are surprising and diverse. For example, there’s more to Tulsa than its self-billed name ‘the Oil Capital of the World’ – although the wealth generated from the industry is what helped create its beautiful Art Deco downtown.

5. For History And Seafood: Portland, Maine

Portland, Oregon has been celebrated as a quirky holiday destination for years, but its namesake town on the east coast, Portland, Maine, has plenty to offer travellers interested in history and coastal cuisine.

6. For Gastronomy And The Great Outdoors: Tuscon, Arizona

Tucson - designated as the USA’s first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in 2016 - has some of the best tacos in the country thanks to its location an hour’s drive north of the Mexican border.

7. For Beaches And Bars: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale is just an hour’s drive north of Miami, and has beaches and bars to rival its famous neighbour. The highly anticipated Seminole Hard Rock Hotel—a huge casino and hotel complex built in the shape of a guitar featuring 469 rock star-worthy rooms and suites, waterslides and live events—opened in late 2019.

8. For Dining And Distilleries: Louisville, Kentucky

Home to the Kentucky Derby and the Muhammad Ali Centre, Louisville is ideal for an easy-going city stay with excellent restaurants. The city’s burgeoning food scene ranges from contemporary American cuisine with city-skyline views at the rooftop restaurant 8UP, to thick and cheesy Louisville-style pizza at Impellizzeri.

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